TedxPhiladelphia: America’s Juvenile Injustice System

Based on the TedTalk you watched under Week Three Learning Objects titled TedxPhiladelphia: America’s Juvenile Injustice System, answer the following questions below:

  1. In your opinion what ways has the Juvenile Justice System failed young offenders?
  2. In your opinion what are three (3) initiatives that the Juvenile Justice System should institute to help young offenders?

According to Criminologist Robert Merton the crime problem in America is caused by a social structure that holds out the same goals to all its members without giving them equal means to achieve them. Do you agree or disagree with Merton’s Theory?

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